Dick woke up at 5 and headed to the kitchen to turn on the coffee pot. I couldn’t go back to sleep. Bugger.
I decided since I hadn’t posted a blog for today, I might as well roll out of bed and try to get creative.
So far it isn’t working.
Here we three are…in the office—the two humans typing away on computers…and Missy snoozing in her cozy bed. She is the only smart one in the family. I just told Dick that we are at the stage of our lives when we can finally sleep in, and now we can’t! Bugger. Of course we are also now at the stage where we can’t stay up till midnight any more, so our days are just getting shifted around.
So my friend Lois asked about the coolest thing that we had for sale at the fare. I had to really think on that one, and I decided it was the item that garnered the most income and I.should.have.taken.a.photo.of.it: a koi pond table!
It was a big sucker—a large, beautiful Chinese pot sitting on a wooden stand, with a round glass topper on it. Not my cup of tea (which is why I didn’t even think to take a photo), but it was in the silent auction and fetched $400!
My practical self looked at that and wondered how on earth you feed any koi swimming down there under heavy glass, much less even consider cleaning it out. Sheesh. Even if I liked Chinese stuff. No.thank.you.
And the tackiest item? Well, there were PLENTY of those (worn out golf bags, tired seasonal decorations, etc.), so it is hard to say what would have won in that category. There were plenty of candidates, but nothing that jumps out as being memorable.
At least my beading contributions to the silent auction didn’t fall into the tacky category, as they all sold well.
A never-used home sauna unit that was originally purchased for supposedly $12K only got a single $100 bid. It was basically a beefed up white shower stall/tub combo. MM had his eye on it early on, but I pointed out that we had NOWHERE to put it, even if it wound up being a BAHgain! Like he needs another project!
The vestry will decide just how the money is used for capital improvement to our building. A new roof is in our eventual future…and we need to work toward adding an elevator…cha-ching. Big bucks for that one, but very much needed with our aging congregation.
That’s it from a still-dark paradise, but I know it will be a lovely day today. We are expecting more rain, and we NEED it.
BTW, go over and visit Lois today. It is her BIRTHDAY!
Enjoy life. Today is all we have, y’all!